Local Sightings 2008 Winners

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Our panel of jurors (Secrecy director Rob Moss, Walker Art Center film curator Dean Otto and Washington State Film Office Managing Director Mary Trimarco) watched all the films in competition at this year’s Local Sightings Film Festival and have picked one feature and one short film to win the 2008 prizes.

Congratulations to Grant Aaker and Josh Wallaert, directors of Arid Lands, winners of our $4000 feature film prize.  Arid Lands will also get a full week’s run at Northwest Film Forum.

Watch the trailer:


And congratulations to Portland’s Kristian McKay, director of Orbita del Verano, winner of our $1700 short film prize

This year our jurors also decided to award a Special Jury Mention to Web Crowell’s animated short film Parasol.

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